Wednesday, April 17 2024   \  Published by JD Supra.

USPTO Guidance on Use of AI-Based Tools

USPTO Guidance on Use of AI-Based Tools

The USPTO has issued several recent Federal Register Notices this calendar year. The latest, entitled Guidance on Use of Artificial Intelligence-Based Tools in Practice Before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 89 FR 25609 (April 11, 2024) (the “Guidance”) [1] comes on the heels of the Final Rule: Signature Requirements Related to Acceptance of Electronic Signatures for Patent Correspondence, 89 FR 20321 (March 22, 2024), Resources for Examining Means-Plus-Function and Step-Plus-Function Claim Limitations, 89 FR 19817 (March 20, 2024), Proposed Rule: Practice and Procedures in Trial Proceedings under the America Invents Act before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, 89 FR 15531 (March 4, 2024), Updated Guidance for Making a Proper Determination of Obviousness, 89 FR 14449 (February 27, 2024) and the Inventorship Guidance for AI-Assisted Inventions, 89 Fed. Reg. 10043 (February 13, 2024). Read more

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